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GARY HEISE

Landscape painting, to me, represents a dialog between myself and the world of creation. It also serves as a vehicle for self-expression, in which the outer world is perceived, transformed through experience, and projected as a sort of emotional and intuitive self-portrait. In the early fifth century in China, Tsung Ping wrote, “As for landscape [painting], it has physical existence, yet tends toward the spiritual....Landscapes display the beauty of the Way [of Nature] through their forms, and humane men delight in this.”

My watercolor paintings are a mixture of Western and Chinese painting technique and American landscape subject matter. I work in ink and watercolor on Chinese “rice” paper (unsized cotton xuan), using a combination of Chinese and Western pigments for a broad color palette.Much of my artistic inspiration comes from traditional and contemporary Chinese painters, but my paintings are always based on a personal experience of the landscape. Usually this inspiration is the highlands of northern New Jersey near my home, or any of the places I have visited, including Yosemite National Park in California and Bristol, Rhode Island.

Education

1983: BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design.
1985: Studied traditional Chinese painting with the Taiwanese-American artist, Shiou-ping Liao.
Also studied traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking with Keiji Shinohara.

Selected Exhibitions

2014: Artists, Framers, Curators, Westwood Gallery, Westwood, NJ
2013: Old Friends, New Work, Kathrine Lovell Studio Gallery, Tiverton, RI
2013: The Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
2013: Painting demonstration and workshop for Oriental Brush Artists Guild,
The Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
2012: Painting demonstration and workshop for Oriental Brush Artists Guild, The Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
2011: Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, Featured artist
2009: Nine Doors Gallery, Valley Stream, NY. Group show
2009 - present: Annual RISD Alumni Exhibition and Sale, Providence, RI
2008: Sylvia Gallery, Fort Lee, NJ, Solo exhibit
2005: Sylvia Gallery, Fort Lee, NJ, Solo exhibit
2000-2002: Mount Pleasant Library, Pleasantville, NY

 

All works are ink, water color, gouache on rice paper

August Storm

Autumn Friends

Dawn Burst

Field Of Wild Asters (18"x 27")

Mountain Cherry Creek (18"x 27")

The Space Between Night And Day

Night Time Pine

Bristol Harbor (27" x 18")

Rolling Hills (18"x 13.5")

Hilltops Budding (18"x 13.5")

First Snow Spruce Hills (27"x 18")

Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite